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They’ve had lots of fits since then: Springfield pregame

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Remember way back yonder in November when we wondered what it was about Springfield that gave Bridgeport fits*? Think at least part of the answer has safely revealed itself: It’s the only good team Bridgeport played in the first month of the season. “Good” might be overstating it a bit, but “current playoff” is accurate: […] [Read More]
Categories: Pregame, Springfield

Keeping it interesting: Norfolk pregame

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Feb. 22s are crazy. (OK, sometimes*, not always.) Though some of the guys who could make this interesting are suspended, if you missed it earlier. With those two guys out, Bridgeport’s two healthy scratches from last night, Matt Lashoff and Carson McMillan, get in, McMillan making his Bridgeport debut. Looks like Norfolk’s got seven defensemen […] [Read More]
Categories: Norfolk, Pregame

Returns to the Land of Chocolate: Hershey liveblog

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On Bridgeport’s last trip to Hershey, it was without Ryan Pulock, when he got his call-up and warmup. It’ll make its second (and different-kind-of-last) trip, but with Pulock this time after he missed, basically, 20 games for an entirely different reason. We’re home, unfortunately (or with the weather, maybe the opposite), but we’ll be listening […] [Read More]

Brutal bus rides: Hershey pregame

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The Sound Tigers got back to town after midnight last night after a 3 p.m. game in Manchester. Hershey’s brutal ride after a 7 p.m. home game got the Bears here at almost 5 a.m. Three-in-three. Good luck, gentlemen. Last night’s three scratches get back in for Bridgeport, nine points back with 26 games to […] [Read More]
Categories: Hershey, Pregame, RIP

Blowin’ in the Wind: Manchester liveblog

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Cough: Thanks, Jackie, for correcting the header… I just finished reading Along the Cherry Lane, a memoir/oral-history-style book about the life and career of Milt Okun, as told to his son-in-law. Accord biases from there as you will, but it’s a fun read, and Okun’s had a remarkable career: producer, arranger, publisher, working with people […] [Read More]

Returning to action: Providence pregame

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The returns of John Persson, Brett Gallant and Harry Zolnierczyk rearrange things a bit from how they were last weekend (and all week), though not incredibly. One to scratch; looked like Justin Courtnall. Tommy Cross of Simsbury is a scratch for Providence, which has a slew of injuries, to go with Justin Florek’s illness, costing […] [Read More]

McDonald, Zolnierczyk called: WBS pregame

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The Islanders put Michael Grabner on injured reserve and, needing a couple of bodies for today’s game, called up Harry Zolnierczyk for the first time and Colin McDonald. That leaves Bridgeport a little short-handed depending on John Persson’s status. He took warmup and took a rush, but it looks as if Bridgeport is preparing to […] [Read More]

Poulin returns: Hartford pregame

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Kevin Poulin returns for Bridgeport tonight after missing three games injured. Appears that’s the only change from last night, with David Leggio backing up for him. Hartford has one to scratch. BRIDGEPORT F: Langkow-Mouillierat (A)-McDonald (A) Courtnall-Quine-Conacher Zolnierczyk-MacLellan-Stretch Gillies-Sundstrom-Vaughan D: Ness (C)-Reinhart Pelech-Mayfield Lashoff-Graham G: Poulin Leggio HARTFORD F: C.Bourque (A)-Lindberg-Crabb Vaive-Hrivik-Kristo R.Bourque (A)-Mueller (A)-Haggerty […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Poulin, Pregame

Digging out: Syracuse liveblog

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The team with the eighth-best points percentage in the Eastern Conference is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They’ve got 54 points in 47 games, a .574 percentage, on pace for 87 points in 76 games, rounding down. The Sound Tigers have 44 points with 31 games to go after this five-game losing streak. To get to 87 […] [Read More]

Stockton to the AHL (no, the other way): Portland pregame

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Kent Simpson, a night after his Bridgeport debut, gets his first Bridgeport start. Lukas Sutter also gets his AHL debut after coming up from Stockton. Colin McDonald took warmup in Detroit today but was sent down when Casey Cizikas was ready to play; he’s not back yet. Sutter’s the only apparent switch from last night’s […] [Read More]